Alain Resnais - Quotes

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The present and the past coexist, but the past shouldn't be in flashback. ---->>>

I am never driven. Every film I've made has been an assignment. ---->>>

It was repugnant, but it was the only way to communicate. ---->>>

That's easy to answer: I never had any special appetite for filmmaking, but you have to make a living and it is miraculous to earn a living working in film. ---->>>

Oh, yes, that never happened to me in my life before. It was a risky film, and I warned the producer. ---->>>

Since we had little money and few documents, we had nothing. ---->>>

Luck, I never looked to make difficult movies on purpose. You make the films you can make. ---->>>

So I used formal techniques to make the film more perceptive emotionally. ---->>>

There was a darkness, a melancholy, that people had trouble accepting. Maybe now, it would work better. ---->>>

I never thought of becoming a director. When I was twelve, the passage from silent film to the talkies had an impact on me - I still watch silent films. ---->>>

I saw part of The Singing Detective on TV in New York. I said, Something is going on here. ---->>>

I'd even say it's a realistic film because that's the way it happens in our heads; that was the idea. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: French
Born: 06-03, 1922
Birthplace: Vannes, Morbihan, Brittany, France
Die: 2014-03-01
Occupation: Director
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Alain Resnais (French: [alɛ̃ ʁɛnɛ]; 3 June 1922 – 1 March 2014) was a French film director and screenwriter whose career extended over more than six decades. After training as a film editor in the mid-1940s, he went on to direct a number of short films which included Night and Fog (1955), an influential documentary about the Nazi concentration camps (wikipedia)